When implementing a logical private WAN connection, work with your network service provider to set up a connection from your customer premises to the data center location for vCloud Air.

How you work with your NSP to set up the connection depends on which Direct Connect options you have:

Direct Connect with Cross Connect

Contact your network service provider prior to ordering Direct Connect in My VMware because provisioning the connection from your customer premises to the vCloud Air data center can take up to 90 days.

Direct Connect for Network Exchange

When setting up Direct Connect for Network Exchange, you connect to a pre-established network fabric. Provisioning this connection from your customer location to the vCloud Air data center can take less than 7 days.

You work with your network service provider independently of VMware to enable connectivity from your customer premises to the provider's endpoint (specifically, the provider's termination device) in the data center containing vCloud Air.

The network service provider sets up the connection at your facilities and terminates the connection at the vCloud Air data center. Your network service provider completes your connection and hands off the provisioning process to vCloud Air Customer Success Team.

Note

A customer who needs an intra data center cross connection to vCloud Air works with the data center owner to set up the connection to the vCloud Air connectivity points.

The data centers in which Direct Connect is available provide a Meet Me Room. The Meet Me Room within the data center provides an area where network service providers and telecommunications companies can physically connect to one another and customers, and exchange data without incurring local loop fees.

VMware connects the vCloud Air infrastructure equipment to the Meet Me Room so that customers can choose which network service providers to partner with for the connection from their customer premises to the data center location.